Antiwear Additives

ZDDP Lives On
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ZDDP Lives On

Lubes'n'Greases - October 1, 2020

Emissions regulations threatened to steal engine oil formulators’ main weapon against wear. How has its use persisted?

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

PEV - October 1, 2020

There are a number of potential avenues of development and challenges for electric vehicle lubricant formulators, but wh ...

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Predicting the Future of Additive Package Components

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 20, 2019

Additive companies play a key role in the drive for improved fuel economy and emissions targets, which are in turn deter ...

Downsizing Additives

Downsizing Additives

Lubes'n'Greases - February 19, 2019

Ongoing research examines how tiny polymer beads can produce big performance benefits throughout a lubricants service li ...

Finding Alternatives to ZDDP

Finding Alternatives to ZDDP

Lubes'n'Greases - October 23, 2018

Tightening phosphorus limits are putting the squeeze on the tried and true antiwear additive. Could ionic liquids help f ...

Afton Completes Singapore Expansion

Afton Completes Singapore Expansion

Lube Report Asia - September 21, 2018

Afton Chemical Corp. said Wednesday that it has completed an expansion of its lubricant additive plant in Singapore and ...

Afton Opens Singapore Plant

Afton Opens Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - May 24, 2016

Afton Chemical opened a lubricant additives factory in Singapore last week, joining the ongoing march of lubricant and a ...

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Additives Boost Fuel Economy

Lube Report Asia - December 29, 2015

Protecting engine parts with surface-active additives is critical to improving fuel economy, and may be a revolution in ...

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Afton to Expand Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 25, 2015

Afton Chemical Corp. announced last week that it will expand its new lubricant additives plant in Singapore, increasing ...

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The Contributions of Additives

Lube Report Asia - December 30, 2014

Formulators use a wide range of chemicals to perform the long list of jobs assigned to lubricant additives. Todays engin ...

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Standing Up Against Soot

Lube Report Asia - August 19, 2014

Automakers and lubricant formulators alike recognize that soot is a bad actor, promoting engine wear and untimely engine ...

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Afton Breaks Ground in Singapore

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2014

Afton Chemical began construction last week of a lubricant additive plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, The facility is s ...

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Who Are the Additive Winners (and Losers)?

Lubes'n'Greases - May 22, 2014

A new study sees antioxidants, friction modifiers and PPD racing ahead in this $10 billion market, as antiwear agents an ...

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Building Blocks for Lubes

Lubes'n'Greases - May 22, 2014

While some lubricants need only a single component, such as a rust inhibitor, engine oils demand a complex mix of chemis ...

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Inside the Additive Toolkit

Lubes'n'Greases - May 10, 2014

Theyre about 20 percent of whats in engine oils, and 15 percent or less of industrial lubes. What do additives do - and ...

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The Best Thing, Going?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 25, 2014

Automakers are satisfied that low-phosphorus engine oils deliver the wear protection they need. That's cold comfort to t ...

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Take a Tour of ZDDP

Lubes'n'Greases - April 2, 2014

Today's engine oils do a great job, thanks to this workhorse additive. Here's a close look at ZDDP, and why some drivers ...